Sega's Sonic Lost World is coming for the Nintendo Wii U, but if you can't wait for the release in North America next week, then you ought to check out my old Kombo pal David Oxford's First Play Charity Marathon this weekend with special guest Ian Flynn of Archie Comics. They'll play through Lost World, offer commentary, give away prizes, and entertain you for twenty-four hours in the name of benefiting the Sick Kids Foundation. Here are the details straight from the source:
With SEGA's latest upcoming release in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise on the Wii U, Nyteworks is happy to present a special Sonic Lost World "First Play" livestreamed marathon to raise money for charity.
For this event, David Oxford (writer for Nintendo Force magazine, the Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide, and "Super Mario Bros. in Neo Bowser City") and Ian Flynn (writer for Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man titles) will team up to play through SEGA's Sonic Lost World for the first time ever (barring Ian's short time with the demo at San Diego Comic-Con, anyway) through to the end before the game is officially released in North America.
As we play through the game, we'll not only discuss our thoughts on it, but other topics such as the past, present, and future of Sonic as well. We'll even take questions (those that we can, anyway) from the livestream chat, allowing you to pick the brain of the man who handles the Blue Blur on a monthly basis.
Over the course of 24 hours, our plan is to play the game from start to finish, checking out its different features and modes as well. Upon the completion of the game, we'll round out the time playing other games, such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. We might even take requests from the viewers. We'll just have to see!
They'll give out some Nintendo and Sonic-related prizes during the event including a Wii U, Sonic comic books, a subscription to Nintendo Force magazine, and more. It's a good cause and promises a day of fun for Sonic fans.